The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has expressed deep concern over the recourse of the National Assembly’s spokespersons to name calling over his observations on the 2017 Budget.
In a Press Release signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Hakeem Bello, the minister said he was worried that the National Assembly spokespersons failed to address the fundamental points about development-hindering whimsical cuts in the allocations to several vital projects under the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing as well as other ministries.
The family of Philando Castile, who was shot and killed last year by a St. Anthony, Minnesota police officer, has reached a $3 million settlement with the city, according to a statement from the city and lawyers for the family.
Jeronimo Yanez, who is leaving the force, was acquitted June 16 of second-degree manslaughter and two counts of intentional discharge of a firearm that endangers safety. Castile was killed July 6 during a traffic stop, and his girlfriend streamed the shooting's aftermath on Facebook Live.
The Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) has urged a Federal High Court in Abuja to void a N1.786,287,040 contract awarded for the wind-up/liquidation of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), claiming it was illegal.
It is BPP’s contention that the contract – for the provision of legal advisory services for the liquidation of PHCN – awarded in 2014 by the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) to a law firm, JP Gadzama LLP (formerly J. K. Gadzama & Partners LLP) was without compliance with due process as required under the Public Procurement Act (PPA) 2007.
The less privileged in Ebonyi will soon have a new lease of life as Africa Nations Development Programme (ANDP), an Abuja-based NGO, has began the construction of a N7 billion New City free for them.
The New City, sited at Uburu, Ohaozara Local Government area of Ebonyi, when completed will contain 5,000 units of modern two-bedroom detached houses, schools, police stations, markets, hospitals among others.
It was a day of joy and bewilderment as a 50 year-old spinster, who was never married, finally hooked her heartrob at the weekend in Abuja at an event greeted with fanfare given its uniqueness.
The newest bride in town, Omolayo Oyeyemi Oyewole is an ordained Deaconess of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) of Fountain of Living Water Parish, Tudun Wada, FHA Lugbe, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.
“I would be stating in clear terms the relationship I had with Aunty Funke. I used ‘had’ and would be talking in past tense because like you know, I am presently not on the Jenifa’s Diary series. And guess what? The news just broke lately, but I have been off the series since May,2016 (last year); it’s been over a year already.”